Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jul 01, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Full Time
Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University Coordinator

The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at George Mason University is seeking applicants for the position of Coordinator. This is a full-time position starting Fall 2020. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

TTAC, located in the Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, is supported by funding from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). TTAC provides technical assistance and professional development to school and related services personnel who work with students with disabilities in Virginia Superintendent's Region 4. Specifically, the TTAC staff work to improve instructional practices of those who work with students with disabilities in an effort to increase the academic success of these students. Particular attention is given to those schools struggling to meet the state accreditation standards on indicators established by the VDOE and approved by the US Department of Education.

Responsibilities: The purpose of this position is to provide support in the form of training and technical assistance to school personnel who work with students with disabilities in Virginia Superintendent's Region 4. The Coordinator is responsible for coordination and delivery of specific training and professional learning activities as directed by VDOE or upon request of schools and school divisions. This technical assistance provides support to school personnel in enhancing evidence-based practices that facilitate improved outcomes for students with disabilities. The Coordinator also supports VDOE and TTAC initiatives as directed. This is a full time, 12-month administrative/professional faculty position.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree or higher in Special Education; * Knowledge of effective evidence-based practices and current issues in special education; * Experience providing a range of professional learning activities, including virtual and hybrid; * Experience collaborating with others to provide professional learning activities to teachers and administrators; * Current knowledge of and experience with application of specially designed instruction and evidence-based practices in academic, behavior and social-emotional domains; * Knowledge of and experience with embedded and virtual coaching models and resources to provide ongoing support to teachers, build capacity and achieve sustainability; * Knowledge and experience in the application of effective practices for coaching teams in the implementation of specially designed instruction (SDI) in reading and math in inclusive classrooms; * Knowledge of diverse classroom and virtual learning environments and ability to plan, assess, adapt and evaluate instruction to meet a variety of student and instructional needs; * Proven experience in collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills and leading teams and professional learning groups; * Proven ability to plan, assess and deliver effective professional learning in a variety of formats, such as on-site, virtual and hybrid models, to include coaching and capacity building components for sustainability; * Experience with developing, implementing and evaluating strategic action plans to accomplish short and long-term projects; * Experience using data for decision-making, informing instructional practices and determining outcomes and future planning for continuous learning.

Preferred Qualifications: * Preference will be given to candidates who can also provide evidence of training and experience in specialized reading instruction for students with disabilities who access the general curriculum.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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